The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:20:57 EST <![CDATA[My Nemesis, Jill Lepore]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150253/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Nemesis-Jill-Lepore/150253/ In which a superpowered scholar dooms our unheralded hero by scooping his book on Wonder Woman.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Remembrance of Students Past]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150139/ http://chronicle.com/article/Remembrance-of-Students-Past/150139/ You can have your online spreadsheets. Bittersweet recollections live in old-fashioned gradebooks.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Designs for Living]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150143/ http://chronicle.com/article/Designs-for-Living/150143/ Engineers must cultivate their inner philosophers.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Leo Strauss, Peacenik?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150133/ http://chronicle.com/article/Leo-Strauss-Peacenik-/150133/ A book tries to pretty up Leo Strauss's legacy.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tangled Up in Bob]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150131/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tangled-Up-in-Bob/150131/ Would permissions prove a problem for a book on Dylan?

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Life Is Good]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150129/ http://chronicle.com/article/Life-Is-Good/150129/ That, at the individual and species level, is why we should protect it.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Shrinking World of Ideas]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150141/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Shrinking-World-of-Ideas/150141/ In probing our brains, we’ve lost our minds.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Why Go to Grad School?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Go-to-Grad-School-/149957/ Intellectual passion: If your studies fascinate you, they're not a waste, no matter what you do with them.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Peace, Love, and Grandstanding]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Peace-LoveGrandstanding/149961/ Under the guise of teaching and studying human rights, academics use university resources to engage in political activism.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Beckett in Bed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beckett-in-Bed/149963/ The absurdist’s letters suggest a passionate engagement with his work and a workmanlike engagement with his passions.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Encountering the Holocaust Through Art]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149959/ http://chronicle.com/article/Encountering-the-Holocaust/149959/ A professor meets the author of a graphic memoir she uses in her class.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Retire Already!]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Retire-Already-/149965/ Hey, you older, tenured profs, you’re being greedy and selfish, and your students would be better off if you left.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Mind Maze]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149945/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mind-Maze/149945/ Neuroscience is almost 200 years old. Why are there no grand theories of how the brain works?

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Leave Me Alone]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149845/ http://chronicle.com/article/Leave-Me-Alone/149845/ We live in an age of networking and collaboration, but scholarship is not a team sport.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Missing Chapters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149843/ http://chronicle.com/article/Missing-Chapters/149843/ Roger L. Geiger has written his magnum opus on the history of American higher education. The only problem is he left out the last 74 years.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Don't Be Dense]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149849/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Be-Dense/149849/ Herding humanity into megalopolises is a misguided way to protect the environment.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Literary Mavericks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149841/ http://chronicle.com/article/Literary-Mavericks/149841/ How iconoclastic publishing titans like James Laughlin became an extinct species. 

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Book Changed Your Mind?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149839/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Book-Changed-Your-Mind-/149839/ The Review asked 12 scholars what nonfiction book published in the last 30 years has most influenced their thinking.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Interrogative Mode]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149693/ http://chronicle.com/article/Interrogative-Mode/149693/ Whether it’s the "slavery question," the "woman question," or the "Ukrainian question," the answer often hinges on who's asking.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Seeking a Climate Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149707/ http://chronicle.com/article/Seeking-a-Climate-Change/149707/ Dan Kahan says you’re wrong about the science wars.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA['I Just Wanted to Hear Your Voice']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149691/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Just-Wanted-to-Hear-Your/149691/ Watching students progress is a pleasure. But attending to them in their decline might be even more crucial. 

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Failure as a Muse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149697/ http://chronicle.com/article/Failure-as-a-Muse/149697/ It turns out to be a crucial ingredient for literary success.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Race and Panic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149599/ http://chronicle.com/article/RacePanic/149599/ America has an unbecoming history of racializing epidemics. Ebola offers a chance to wise up.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:58 EDT
<![CDATA[A Sane Face on an Old Insanity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149595/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Sane-Face-on-an-Old-Insanity/149595/ Like the anti-Israel boycotts before it, this one applies an enlightened sheen to a bigoted logic.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Speed Kills]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149401/ http://chronicle.com/article/Speed-Kills/149401/ How fast can human activity get before it becomes inhuman?

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Time to Imagine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149395/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-to-Imagine/149395/ Leisure requires and inspires rumination. Both are out of fashion.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT